4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is an exciting, interactive learning experience that engages thousands of youth across the country in conducting the National Science Experiment. The national 4-H NYSD event will take place on October 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
The University of Arizona developed the 2014 National Science Experiment: Rockets to the Rescue! Learn more about this exciting activity which focuses on aerospace engineering.
Science kits for the 2014 National Science Experiment are available for purchase -
from the 4-H Mall.
STEM is the wave of the future. Experts credit technological innovation with almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years, and nearly all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM.
But, America is falling behind. Today, the United States ranks 27th among developed nations with college students receiving science or engineering degrees. Only one percent of fourth-graders, two percent of eighth-graders and one percent of high school seniors are deemed “advanced” in science. Only 45 percent of U.S. high school graduates in 2011 were ready for college work in math and 30 percent were ready in science.
Since 2008, more than 5 million youth have completed 4-H NYSD experiments in robotics, agricultural science, rocketry, wind power, environmental science and alternative energy. Participating is easy:
For more than 100 years, 4-H has been at the forefront of teaching young people about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our hands-on programs empower youth and provide them with opportunities to grown, learn, and become confident kids.
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